Mediation Essentials - Winter Session 2020

The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the William S. Boyd School of Law hosts a Winter Session geared to give law or graduate students, attorneys, and other professionals the chance to take this intensive course on mediation.

Join us for this dynamic and interactive mediation training taught by Margaret Crowley. Teaching methods include lecture, videos, interactive exercises and coached mediation simulations. Students will have opportunities to play the role of a mediator under the supervision of experienced mediators, who will provide feedback to support and facilitate learning. This 40-hour training fulfills the requirements of most court-sponsored mediation programs. 


Mediation Essentials

Approved for 32.5 general credits, which include 2 ethics credits

Dates: January 13-17, 2020

Monday-Friday (8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Margaret Crowley

This course explores mediation as a collaborative process of resolving conflict through neutral, third-party intervention. This is a foundational course for individuals seeking to serve in the capacity of a mediator.

Through discussion, simulations, and role-plays, this course focuses on the structure and goals of the mediation process and the skills and techniques mediators use to aid parties in overcoming barriers to dispute resolution. Since mediation is often defined as a facilitated negotiation, we will also examine negotiation strategies, behavior, and ethics and the tactics that mediators can employ to confront these dynamics. Finally, we will discuss legal issues in mediation, mediator certification and ethics, the institutionalization of mediation, and the use of mediation in different contexts.

Who should attend?
Anyone who seeks to explore and better understand how to engage others in meaningful dialogue, de-escalate conflict, improve advocacy skills in a mediation/negotiation context, and develop lower-cost mutually beneficial, interest-based resolutions to litigated and non-litigated issues, problems, or disputes.

NOTE: This course will also be open to attorneys for CLE credit.

Program Application & Cost

Boyd Students

The Winter Session course is part of the law school's Spring Intersession course offerings. UNLV Law students do not need to complete an application as they will be able to register for these courses when summer registration opens in April.

Visiting Students Seeking Academic Credit

Visiting students will need to apply through LSAC before registering for this course. The Visiting Student Information page provides more information for visiting applicants.

Attorneys and Other Professionals

The course cost for attorneys and other professionals is $1,100. Register here.

CLE Credit

  • Mediation Essentials - Approved for 32.5 general credits, which include 2 ethics credits


All course will be held at the William S. Boyd School of Law on the UNLV campus, which is centrally located in Las Vegas. View the UNLV campus map.


For more information about CLE credit for the Winter Session, contact Sandra Rodriguez at (702) 895-2428.